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Tree of the Week - callery flowering pear

callery Pear

Pyrus calleryana--Callery Pear
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Height: 40 ft Spread: 30 ft Form: oval
Type: deciduous tree
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches
Flowers: White

Comments: Callery Pear cultivars are excellent flowering trees. Grand white flowers in early spring offer outstanding beauty. The fall color starts as a deep purple then becomes red in some cultivars. Some of the cultivars are susceptible to fire blight.

'Aristocrat' - Wider branch angles make this the widest cultivar and less susceptible to storm damage. Unfortunately, it can be susceptible to fireblight.
'Bradford' - The best-known variety, the Bradford does see some storm damage in its branches.
'Cleveland Select' or 'Chanticleer' - A narrow, pyramidal tree, that grows only to about 15' wide.
'Jack' - A dwarf form, great for small gardens! Only 15' tall and 10' wide at maturity. Red fall color.

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